Service Assurance - ensuring next-generation networks

Service Assurance - ensuring next-generation networks

Service Assurance - ensuring next-generation networks

The role of service assurance in next-generation networks, including a discussion on emerging trends.

12/15/2009 | 18 pages
Price: $525.00


The role that service assurance has in an operator’s network has evolved over the last decade and there are a number of new trends and participants that will continue to evolve service assurance into the next decade.

  • The Players. The companies targeting the service assurance industry run the gamut from the large system integrators to the Network Equipment Manufacturers to the traditional Test and Measurement companies. We discuss the roles of each group as well as their respective future prospects. Service Assurance solutions include probe-based solutions (active and passive) as well as software-based solutions. We discuss the merits of each solution, how the solutions interact with each other, and their future prospects.
  • The Trends. In keeping with the tradition of always looking ahead we discuss the key trends that will shape the future of the industry. These trends include managed services, OSS transformation, network convergence, LTE, and Customer Experience Management (CEM).
  • The Niche Areas. Niche areas which we discuss in this issue and which represent opportunities include deep packet inspection (DPI), mobile backhaul, and video assurance.